Egbert Reasoner House

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Egbert Reasoner House
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Egbert Reasoner House is located in Florida
Egbert Reasoner House
Egbert Reasoner House is located in the US
Egbert Reasoner House
Location 3004 53rd Ave. E., Oneco, Florida
Coordinates 27°26′48″N 82°31′34″W / 27.44667°N 82.52611°W / 27.44667; -82.52611Coordinates: 27°26′48″N 82°31′34″W / 27.44667°N 82.52611°W / 27.44667; -82.52611
Area 3.8 acres (1.5 ha)
Built 1896 (1896)
Architect Burrows, Parke T.
Architectural style Shingle Style
NRHP Reference # 95000555[1]
Added to NRHP May 4, 1995

The Egbert Reasoner House, also known as Beth Salem, is an historic home located at 3004 53rd Avenue, East in Oneco, Manatee County, Florida. It was built in 1896 for Egbert Reasoner, a horticulturalist who was inducted in the initial 1980 class of "Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame" members. Reasoner and his brother founded Royal Palm Nurseries. He is credited with introducing the pink grapefruit to Florida.[2]

On May 4, 1995, the house was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Current status[edit]

As of August 2013, the home is still in the Reasoner family, which hopes to have it relocated and saved, since the underlying land is being sold for commercial development.[3]

As of June 6, 2014, the home was scheduled to be demolished so a new Race Trac gas station can be built on the site. [4]

On June 30, 2015, the Reasoner house was demolished. After standing for 119 years, it was torn down in approximately one hour.[5]

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